The food scene on the island of Mauritius for tourists is essentially contained in the hotels. Most hotels, even the exclusive ones offer breakfast, half board and full board rates. Restaurants outside in the towns or on the roadways are more basic, catering to locals and while the food is certainly varied and rich, we usually avoid such local places because there can be a risk of getting sick coming from a completely different background.
We keep a mindfully healthy diet always, so when traveling we enjoy the safer food choices of hotel restaurants and room service, but even these do not always have the same standards, portions or quality we look for in our meals.
Local grocery stores like Le Gaulette in Le Morne are great options to find fresh products that allow one to keep to their specific dietary requirements. Sometimes grocery stores can be limited, but we found La Galette to be quite comprehensive.
It is located in an easily accessible shopping center along the main road. There is ample parking and a range of other restaurants, souvenir and convenience stores in the complex. There are shopping carts and baskets, plastic bags for sale or boxes to use to carry off your groceries.
Inside the store there are a range of fresh fruits and vegetables, French style breads, fresh cheeses, a large wine and locally produced rum selection. Typical canned and packaged goods are available in all sorts, from pastas, to beans, to noodles, seafood and any practical home supplies too.
At checkout they take Visa or local currency and the staff are informed and helpful. A place like this gives health conscious travelers like us the peace of mind to find what we like so that we can enjoy our stay to the utmost.